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Integrating Wetland and Water Resources Values into Decision-Making: Case Studies from Africa and Asia

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By: L Emerton and JY Pirot

International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Paperback | #151022 | ISBN-13: 9782831706658
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Wetland and water resources valuation has gained momentum in recent years. However, major progress still needs to be made in the application of valuation methods and their integration into decision-making. All too often direct and indirect benefits are ignored, at the expense of productive floodplains and downstream or less powerful users. This book provides 8 case studies of where economic valuation was applied and how it influenced or should have influenced decision-making. These cases are used to propose both methods for the full integration of valuation into decision-making and what economic instruments are needed to support wetland and water resource conservation.

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